On September 13th, staff at our Witney Community Hospital got together to raise awareness of sepsis, a life-threatening illness caused by the body’s immune system in response to an infection.

Jackie Southgate, Clinical Development Nurse at the Witney Hospital, who organised the event, said; “We organised quizzes, set up information boards and gave out leaflets and cards with details on how to spot sepsis.

Many staff and students took the ‘Spot it, Treat it, Beat it’ pledge (pictured) which aims to raise awareness of the condition amongst health care practitioners, and we had really positive feedback from the people who attended.”

“Sepsis is a really serious disease, and by raising awareness about its effects and how to spot it, it can be beaten.”